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On November 6th, most Americans will be expressing their involvement in our democracy for about an hour, then go back to being blissfully uninvolved for four more years. We don't think that's anywhere near enough - after all, voting is the very least you can do, and there is so much more to be done than just using the ballot box especially when that ballot box has been bought and paid for by corporate interests.

This is an initiative to begin a coordinated campaign across different Occupations and other organizations outside of Occupy Wall Street to apply political pressure in a coordinated way, between Election Day and Inauguration Day and beyond. We can do so much working together if we try, and the time is ripe for forcing political change and reversing the entrenchment of corporate interests in our public policy selection and legal processes. It's time to take back our democracy, and we want your help to do it!

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Make Election Day a Day of Action – Boston 11/06/12

Posted October 25th, 2012 by admin • permalink

November 6th is election day. Going out to vote for a third party candidate isn’t enough. Let’s make election day a day of action. Use the day as an opportunity to bring issues like the NDAA, drones, austerity, corporate personhood or whatever your issue is to the foreground. The media will be out in force. Our efforts should be focused on the highest profile races.

Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren and Mitt Romney all will be going to vote that day and where they go the media will follow.

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Election day planning Call

Posted October 24th, 2012 by admin • permalink

OK. Notes from tonight’s call – Election Action Planning, Tuesday, 10/23 @ 8:30 PM

(Sorry if I recorded people’s comments innacurately. I don’t notetake that often)
Approximately 17 people on the call. Some arrived after intros, mid first agenda item.
Intros: name and city/town
Tammy – word is there are people working on different election related things
First Agenda Item: what is the message you’re trying to portray with your upcoming actions?
Dick – Intention to make voters question and think about election. The people can’t enter candidates, only corporations can.
Chris – started early since debate was in Denver. We could not build a consensus on any one point of view, so we focused on anti partisanship and anti money.
(Shawn?) NY – One point of agreement was that voting alone cannot bring the change we want. We need to do other things, beyond the election, and be constant with our involvement.
Sheppard – Help educate voters that candidates owe people and corps after they are elected, so we want to inform people who those top funders are cause they’re voter for them too.
Cascadian – Question legitemacy of voting machines. Shut down the vote via unplugging voting machines. Its only symbolic, but illustrates point.
Late arrivals introduce themselves
Second Agenda Item: Actions being done now through Halloween
Dick – gluing black paper over campaign signs along roads.
Chris – Internet campaign to run their dog, Shelby, for President. www.shelbylovesamerica.org (?). Shelby was the ‘leader’ of occupy Denver.
Neville – extending their s17 action, 99 Banners Campaign. In NY there was a newly created district, D46, which holds great symbolism. They are aggressively approaching the candidates in this district to see where they stand on getting money out of politics. They are going to drop banners in the district indicating who is for getting money out of politics and who is not.
Matthew – Money Out of Politics Voting Bloc, where they’ve been going around with clipboards to sign up people to be contacted about candidates prior to election day. MOP (Money Out of Politics) literature drop, with the intent to get the term, MOP, noteriety. They want to make it nationally recognized terminology that can be applied to a politicians stance on getting money out of politics.
Third Agenda Item: Halloween Related Actions
Noel – actually, this action is judicial system related. Conneticut Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman who can only communicate at a 3-year-old’s level. They are holding a speak out and demonstration on Halloween to take it national so it can be taken to a federal court.
Gong – occupyhalloween.org: occupying the largest Halloween parade. Doing ‘A nightmare on Wall St.’ with a large monopoly guy with chained up Romney & Obama people on stilts. Also doing ‘Night of the Living Debt’.
Fourth Agenda Item: Week Before Election Actions
Matthew – MOP Voting Bloc – They’ll be contacting people about where their candidates stand on getting money out of politics.
Shawn – n5, November 5th, pre election day celebration for Goldman Sachs at Goldman Sachs. Probably not doing something on n6. They’re calling the election, sarcastically for Goldman Sachs. All dressed up.
Rebecca – on n6 they’re holding a General Assembly in Times Square while everyone is hanging out waiting for the results of the election. NY results are in around 9pm. Talking about constructing a peoples platform that would actually be made of wood planks that people could write the issues they would like to be addressed. They will pass around literature and give people a chance to speak.
Gong – n6 can be a recruiting tool as well as an action
Tammy – Any questions or conversation
Matthew – Any group interested in differentiating candidates and getting involved with MOP Voter Bloc, let me know.
Tammy – asked about sharing everyone’s info
Questions Cont
Noah – GA idea concern: Voting in the US is on such a massive scale, even with low voter turnout. For Occupy to hold a GA in the backdrop of election day, might not be a favorable contrast for Occupy.
Dick – what’s the purpose of everyone’s action. Just read a beautiful world.
Noel – asked for everyone to send her halloween action info to their women’s caucuses.
Tammy reposed the question to everyone: Reinforce an understanding of the purpose of your action(s)
Matthew – MOP Voter Bloc was done proir to Occupy and was carried over into working group. They had grown tired of asking of politicians to get money out of politics and started the Voter Bloc to get voter pressure on them and put candidates willing to do something into office.
Chris – emphasize non partisan campaigns. want to raise up the voices of the people who do not vote.
Shawn – InterOccupy HUB for electorial politics. n6 will be the first day of the HUB. Playing off of Register to Vote – Register to Revolt. This is a HUB for post election government pressure actions and communications.
Dick – might be talking about this in tomorrow’s call, but the HUB activity has been falling off since the Summer. Are we focusing on the system or are we focusing on pieces/aspects.
Tammy – Interoccupy Newsletter is read by 1500 people. Announcements to newswire will be read.
Good night.

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Minutes are forthcoming

Posted July 27th, 2012 by greggsky • permalink

The information here is from the Occupy.net wiki. Use the wiki to document everything pertaining to your Hub. Wikis are a powerful way to share content and document the processes for the work you are engaged in.

Applying Political Pressure Through Direct Action is organizing using an InterOccupy Hub.
Hub on InterOccupy

On November 6th, most Americans will be expressing their involvement in our democracy for about an hour, then go back to being blissfully uninvolved for four more years. We don't think that's anywhere near enough - after all, voting is the very least you can do, and there is so much more to be done than just using the ballot box especially when that ballot box has been bought and paid for by corporate interests.

This is an initiative to begin a coordinated campaign across different Occupations and other organizations outside of Occupy Wall Street to apply political pressure in a coordinated way, between Election Day and Inauguration Day and beyond. We can do so much working together if we try, and the time is ripe for forcing political change and reversing the entrenchment of corporate interests in our public policy selection and legal processes. It's time to take back our democracy, and we want your help to do it!

source: http://wiki.occupy.net/wiki/Applying_Political_Pressure_Through_Direct_Action

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